Monday, January 9, 2017
how long til it turns to diamonds?
Just a random question.
How long does it take stuff to form diamonds?
We have put stuff in the basement for years. It piles up getting deeper and deeper, layer by layer. An archeologist would have a field day down there.
I'm afraid of it, as if it's quicksand. Don't get too close!!
I go down, avert my eyes from it in order to get to the washer. Eeeek! Don't look! Medusa!
We need to do a major excavation. I tried that a few years back and it was amazing to find lost objects
I mean, when I got married and dh got a position "way up north" we had a moving company pack us up. Everything went into boxes and when I got here I went through them. Most of them. Not all of them.
A few are still in the basement.
We've only been married about 22 years so they obviously haven't decomposed yet. Right?
The ones I went through held what felt like old friends.
I'm sentimental, I am.
And forgetful. It takes stuff to remind me of my life before this one. It's not true what they say, if you haven't used it in years you won't miss it.
I'd miss it!
But... we want to move and we want more space and we want less clutter. Can't I just let go?
Thing is, most of it would be considered collectible junk by people. Unnecessary to life. But to a person who has had a lot taken from her over the years including her good health, stuff counts. It's part of my humanity and history. It matters. Like, we don't NEED art but it brings us joy.
That might have to be my yardstick, a joyometer. How much happiness does it bring VS how much discomfort at letting it go away.
How do you value a memory?
or 80's clothes?
How do you let go?